The Letters: How A Mixed-Race American Child Learned About His French Mother And Heritage

This True-life romance/parental alienation story follows the protagonist (P. Frank Freeman) through his courage in the struggle for justice as he traveled the labyrinth of love, loss, the custody fight for his son Daniel, and reconciliation.

In December 1944, P. Frank, a U.S. Army African-American draftee, casually walked into the Pharamcie De La Nation in Paris and “there before him was the most gorgeous and charming girl he had ever seen. So P. Frank avowed to himself to go back to that store when he was back in Paris. Ten days later (January 1945) he was back at the drug store when the young lady told him her name was Sophie and as she was about to go home, asked him if he would like to meet her parents.” At the time, P. Frank could not have imagined, that this chance encounter and friendship/marriage would lead to a ten year “ international war” involving the use of private detectives, infidelity, the birth, kidnapping attempt and custody battle of their only son, the U.S. State Department, the governments of France and Germany.

This memoir of love and loss is told through the letters and documents written by family members, lawyers, a U.S. congressmen, U.S. State Department officials, National and U.S. Army personnel (both military and civilian), discovered upon P. Frank’s death in 2002. It took more than 13 years to have the documents written in French translated into English.

This version (The Letters) is a rewrite of “An Extraordinary Life,” which is no longer available.

This book, is now available on in both a Kindle, Paperback, and Hardcover format.

Encapsulated review of “The Letters.”

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